Chubba Purdy reportedly decides on Nebraska future ahead of 2024
Chubba Purdy is leaving Nebraska after 2 seasons with the Huskers. Purdy’s father confirmed to Evan Bland of the Omaha World-Herald that the quarterback is entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
It will be Purdy’s second time transferring. The NCAA offers 1-time immediate eligibility to undergraduates but graduates can make multiple transfers with immediate eligibility.
Each season, Purdy played 6 games with 2 starts. His 2023 starts came in the final two contests of the year. In 2023, Purdy completed 31-of-57 passes for 382 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing 29 times for 180 yards and 1 score, setting career highs in both passing and rushing yards.
Purdy has 2 remaining seasons of eligibility. The NCAA does not count his 2020 season at Florida State against his 4 full seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he played in only 1 game for FSU, taking a redshirt. Purdy was considered a redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore during his time at Nebraska.
Huskers coach Matt Rhule indicated that he planned for Purdy to compete for the 2024 starting job, noting in his Early Signing Day press conference that he did not offer a scholarship to a 1-year transfer quarterback.
“I think as we move forward, everything will be earned and nothing will be given,” Rhule said Wednesday. “It will be great competition. It’ll be great learning and great development. We have some pretty special players in that room.”
Nebraska returns rising junior Heinrich Haarberg. The Huskers will also be adding 2 new signees, 5-star prospect Dylan Raiola and 3-star Daniel Kaelin, to the QB room.